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West Homestead manager plans to leave

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By Stacy Lee
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1:36 a.m.

West Homestead manager Ray Fonos announced on Tuesday night that he will be leaving his position after 2½ years.

“I'm spread too thin,” he said. “I have a company that I own and interest in another venture. It's too much.”

Fonos said he doesn't have a definite departure date because he wants to see a PennVEST loan closure through completion on May 1 for a borough-wide sewer repair project.

He said he wants to help share his knowledge with whoever West Homestead hires to replace him.

“I'm willing to do whatever I have to do to help,” Fonos said.

Council president Dave Weir said there will be some large shoes to fill with Fonos' resignation.

“Ray has done an outstanding job in his role here as borough manager,” he said. “Thank you on behalf of this borough and council.”

Weir said council will search for a new borough manager.

“We will form a steering committee to start that search,” he said. “We have a job description that we're going to revise and then get it out there and post it.”

Councilman John Karafa said West Homestead police Officer Jim Ferson was certified in defensive tactics after a week-long course. He said he'll be able to train other officers in the department.

Karafa said police Sgt. Jim Ciocco will attend Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program training next month so he'll be recertified to inspect and weigh trucks traveling through the borough.

He said another borough officer, Jim Wintruba, also is certified for the truck inspection.

Borough Solicitor Stanley Lederman said restaurant Burgatory is planning to move into the former location of Red, Hot & Blue in the Waterfront.

A public hearing is scheduled for May 7 at 5:45 p.m. to transfer a liquor license into the borough for it.

Stacy Lee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or

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